Schneider Electric reinforces its position as a leader in solar utility scale market

Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in PV inverters and in electrical solutions for the solar power conversion chain, has secured significant new orders for Utility Scale solar electrical equipment in Q4.

Burnaby, Canada January 09, 2014


Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in PV inverters and in electrical solutions for the solar power conversion chain, has secured significant new orders for Utility Scale solar electrical equipment in Q4.

"We are very pleased with our significant wins during Q4 2013 and with the way 2014 is shaping up. In a market on its way to consolidation and internationalization, even more customers are turning to global companies, with broad PV solution capabilities and true bankability, like Schneider Electric", said Pierre-Emmanuel Frot, Vice President, Business Development – PV Power Plants, for the Solar Business of Schneider Electric.

With orders growing by more than 30% quarter over quarter for their PV Boxes, central inverters (Conext Core XC) and Balance of System equipment, Schneider Electric reinforced its leadership in the Utility Scale segment in Western Europe, Japan and East Asia.

"We are excited by the interest that we have received from customers for our new products, especially for our new central inverter range for UL-outdoor markets – the Conext Core XC-NA. We also see growing interest globally for our SCADA platform, Conext Control, as customers realize that SCADA systems, with control capabilities beyond simple monitoring, will enable future grid integration requirements. 2014 will definitely be an exciting year." said Mr. Frot

For more information on Schneider Electric's solar solutions go to: http://www.schneider-electric.com/solar

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy." http://www.schneider-electric.com

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